Serve and Protect
Make plans now to join us for Chattanooga’s must-attend social event to support the Tennessee Aquarium’s mission-critical work. The 5th Annual Serve & Protect Gala will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Suzanne Vizethann and Steven Satterfield are the chefs you’ll meet at this year’s event.
Suzanne is the owner and Executive Chef of Buttermilk Kitchen in Buckhead and The Hungry Peach catering company in Atlanta.
Suzanne was the champion chef on Food Network’s popular "Chopped" TV show in 2011. Suzanne says winning the competition before an international viewing audience was a phenomenal experience, giving her the confidence to be a successful chef and launch her own restaurant. She’s had a lot of fun throughout her culinary career. In 2014 Suzanne appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, teaching weatherman Al Roker how to deep-fry a turkey in a sweet tea brine.
Suzanne says, “A lot of people hear the term ‘farm to table’, and it’s become almost this trendy term to say. It’s really not a term, it’s really just a movement we support as chefs. Knowing where your food comes from is really important, and I think that we as chefs and restaurateurs should be able to educate the public on what you should be eating.“
Steven is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Miller Union in Atlanta.
Steven has earned many titles since he traded a successful music career for a profession in the culinary arts. His resume includes: James Beard Foundation finalist for Best Chef, Southeast 2013; also nominated for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef. Under his direction, Miller Union has been placed on the “Best New Restaurants in America” lists from Bon Appétit and Esquire, as well as Atlanta magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year.” Steven is also the author of two cookbooks; Celebrity Chef: More than 60 Delicious Recipes and Root to Leaf. As a member of Slow Food Atlanta, Georgia Organics and the Southern Foodways Alliance, Satterfield remains actively engaged with Atlanta’s progressive culinary community.
Vizethann and Satterfield are good friends and will undoubtedly have fun “cooking up a storm” for everyone in Chattanooga.
The evening begins with cocktails & appetizers provided by Broad Street Grille in the IMAX Great Hall followed by an entertaining “Food Network-styled” live cooking show.
Following the live cooking show, enjoy an elegant seated seafood dinner – prepared on site by some of Chattanooga’s top chefs and served in one of the Aquarium’s galleries. The event concludes with a dessert reception with the chefs.
All proceeds from the 2015 Serve & Protect special event support the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts.